This exhibition focuses on graphic works by artists who deal with questions of role ascriptions, gender identities and the sustainability of social norms. The artists whose works will be on display have made it their artistic mission to dispute the alleged normality of heterosexuality and heteronormativity and to create visions of sexual diversity in art and society. These aspects may, however, not be discussed without taking into consideration other dimensions of social coexistence, as they are directly connected with the exploration of the construction, presentation and dissolving of the artist's ego and the relation between observer and artwork.
An important term in this context is "Queerness",� which is no longer only a succinct formula of the LGBTIQ* movement, but rather a position criticizing the conception of identity and society by upsetting and undermining "normality".� In this sense, all works on display in this show are "queer".�
The exhibition puts an emphasis on works dating from the 1970s and 1980s; an era in which due to the protests of 1968 role models were destroyed and called into question more openly than ever before.
Artists: Horst Antes, Stephan Balkenhol, Bernhard Johannes Blume, Rudolf Bonvie, Peter Campus, Walter Dahn, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Rudolf Giger, Dorothy Iannone, Alexej von Jawlensky, Kala Sic, Udo Kier, Konrad Klapheck, Jürgen Klauke, Christof Kohlhöfer, August Macke, Tony Morgan, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Sigmar Polke, Ulrike Rosenbach, Tomas Schmit, Bernard Schultze, Katharina Sieverding, Wolfgang Tillmans, Timm Ulrichs, Ben Vautier, Klaus vom Bruch, Franz Erhard Walther, Ilona und Wolfgang Weber, Erwin Wurm.